Diva and Internet sensation Tyla full name Tyla Laura Seethal is a South African Singer and Composer. She is young, attractive and talented signed under Epic Records in 2021 after her domestic release of a popular debut song featuring Kooldrink named “Getting Late”.


She got her fame and fan worldwide after her single song titled “Water” and its dance challenges worldwide through TikTok got her viral overnight. The song “Water” has reached the top 10 on several charts, including the UK Afrobeats singles chart and the Billboard US Afrobeats songs chart.

Quick Info

REAL NAMETylar Laura Seethal
BORN30th January 2002
AGE21 years old
BIRTHPLACEJohannesburg, South Africa
PROFESSIONSinger, songwriter, and dancer
NET WORTH$1 Million
HEIGHT5 feet 5 inches
WEIGHT55  kg

Tyla’s Early Life and Education

Tyla was born on 30th January 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her nationality is South African. Tyla was born into a bilingual family of Zulu, Indian, and Mauritius descent in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her parents’ names are never disclosed to the media that why they are referred to as Mr. and Mrs Seethal. Additionally, she has three siblings Whitney Seethal, Tyresa Seethal, and Sydney Seethal.

When she received her diploma from Edenglen High School in 2019, she was the head of culture. While studying, she started by emailing several well-known figures in the music business her original songs and covers that she posted on Instagram. When her first manager realized what she was doing, they scheduled her first round of recording sessions. She was pursuing a degree in mining engineering before deciding to focus solely on her music career.

Tyla’s Net Worth 2023

As of 2023, her net worth is $1 Million. It’s expected to raise more and more on how much popularity and love she is receiving from fans worldwide. Her primary source of income is from her music. Fans also called her second Ariana Grande.


In late 2019, her breakthrough single, “Getting Late,” which was produced by Kooldrink, became a national hit. The accompanying music video received a nomination for Music Video of the Year at the 28th South African Music Awards in 2022. Through a joint venture with Fax Records, she subsequently secured a recording contract with Epic Records in the United States. Subsequent to this endeavor, she released the singles “To Last” and “Overdue”.

After the release of her single “Been Thinking,” which achieved her first-ever chart placement on the Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, Tyla made her runway debut during Milan Fashion Week in 2023. According to Heven Haile of Pitchfork, it’s a “slick club anthem that channels the seductive pop-R&B hits of mid-2000s Ciara and Rihanna”.

During Chris Brown’s Under the Influence Tour in Europe, Tyla served as his opening act. She released the song “Girl Next Door” in May 2023, with Ayra Starr, a Nigerian artist. Later, in July 2023, she made the song “Water” the lead single from her upcoming debut extended play.

Tyla’s Water Song

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Ever the creative, Tyla blessed us in the warm August of 2023 with her most recent song, Water. This beautiful work is the centerpiece of her upcoming extended play debut. It has caused waves in the vast dance landscape of TikTok, where thousands of people have participated in its viral rhythm and produced over 50,000 videos in its honor.

In addition to its many honors, Water reached unprecedented heights on a number of charts, including the revered Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart, the dazzling UK Afrobeats Singles Chart, and the fierce Hot Singles Chart in the alluring country of New Zealand.

Tyler Historic Billboard Achievements

“Water’s” position on the charts is a noteworthy accomplishment for Tyla. She became the youngest South African to accomplish this feat since Hugh Masekela’s “Grazing in the Grass” in 1968 when her debut reached number 67 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Tyler Nomination

Tyla was nominated in 2022 for the South African Music Awards in the category of Music Video of the Year for her song “Getting Late,” which featured Kooldrink. Even though she didn’t win, her nomination demonstrates her talent as an artist.

Tyler Song List

Source: @tyla

She has been active since 2019 which means in these 4 years she has released limited songs. They are:

  1. To last
  2. Overdue
  3. Girl Next Door
  4. Water
  5. Getting late

Fun Facts

  • With an astounding 9.8 million monthly listeners, Tyla has the most listeners on Spotify of any South African artist. She outperforms other well-known musicians like Seether, Black Coffee, and Master KG.
  • With Hugh Masekela’s “Grazing in the Grass,” she became the first South African soloist to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in fifty-five years.

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